Pentagon Dreams of Star Trek
The research agency at the Pentagon that helped foster the Internet now wants a dream come true for traveling to a distant star. The owner of the best idea gets half a million dollars. The plan is for interstellar travel in about a century. This month 150 people answered the government's initial call for private sector ideas. The 100 year Starship Study concept comes from the Defense Advanced Projects Agency which is spending a million dollars on the concept. The agency announces the winner this fall.